One aspect that often gets overlooked is our eating habits and how they can affect our weight. Whether it's mindless snacking, emotional eating, or relying on processed foods, understanding the impact of our eating habits is the first step towards achieving our dream body. Here are some common eating habits that can contribute to rapid weight gain and tips on how to beat those habits.

Eating Close To Bed Time.

When you eat, the calories are consumed in the activities you carryout. Eating and  immediately going to bed means no activity is done, cos your body is less active when you sleep and as such the calories from the food you just ate are stored as fats. Try as much as possible to finish your last meal at least two to three hours before bedtime. In case you get hungry later in the evening, opt for a light snack like fruits or a small portion of nuts.

Mindless eating.

You all can agree with me that eating and watching your favorite movie or Tv show hits different. At this point you can finish 10 packets of snacks without even noticing, you know why? because your mind is on the movie and not the food. All you do is reach for the snack and and straight to the mouth. You’re less likely to pay attention to hunger cues and satiety signals. To combat this, practice mindful eating by sitting down at a table, eliminating distractions, and paying attention to each bite. Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.

Fast Eating.

Here's for my marathon eaters, when you eat quickly, your brain doesn’t have enough time to register that you’re full, and consequently you will overeat. This can result in consuming more calories than your body needs. So, slow down your eating by taking smaller bites, chewing thoroughly, and savoring each mouthful. Try to spend at least 20 minutes on each meal, which gives your brain time to signal that you are full.

Skipping Breakfast.

This is the first and most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast means you are just postponing hunger for later. Now in the course of the day when you decide to eat, because you are already so hungry, you will swallow a large quantity of food just to satisfy your stomach. Without a morning meal, you might experience increased hunger and cravings, leading to poor food choices. Start your day with a balanced breakfast that includes protein, healthy fats, and whole grains. Examples include Greek yogurt with berries, a smoothie with spinach and protein powder, or oatmeal topped with nuts and fruits.

Not Drinking enough water.

Water is life. This statement is still valid till date. Keeping your body hydrated has never gone wrong, that is why lack of water in your body can sometimes be mistaken for hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking and overeating. Just so you know, proper hydration helps regulate appetite and metabolism. Make it a habit to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Keep a water bottle with you as a reminder to stay hydrated, and drink a glass of water before meals to help control portion sizes.

Do these and see how you will will maintain your banging body and stay in shape always.

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